Under-21 Premier League round up: Sunderland go top, Liverpool well beaten at West Brom

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Sunderland, Chelsea, Newcastle United and Liverpool all feature.

Four matches provided some great Under-21 Premier League action between last Friday to the end of the weekend, with three teams managing to improve their positions in the league.

Sunderland moved to the table of the table outright after they secured a solid 2-2 draw at home against Chelsea with Fulham, who were joint top, producing the same result at home against Newcastle United.

Sunderland came back from 2-1 down to secure their point with summer signing Duncan Watmore stealing the show with an impressive brace which cancelled out efforts from Islam Feruz and Alex Kiwomya.

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In the Fulham against Newcastle match, it was 17-year-old Moussa Dembele (not to be confused with the Tottenham Hotspur star) who grabbed a brace in that 2-2 draw, but Fulham were not able to prevent Newcastle coming from behind twice to salvage a point.

Liverpool slipped to a 4-2 defeat away at West Bromwich Albion, which denied them the opportunity to move into second place and allowed the Baggies to move equal on points with Wolves and Tottenham Hotspur on ten points.

It was little surprise as the Baggies fielded a very strong team, which included the likes of the experienced Zoltan Gera as well as the talented Matej Vydra. Kemar Roofe stole the show with a brace.

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Stoke City secured only their second win in five games as they beat Reading’s youngsters 2-0 to drag themselves up to 13th in the table. Reading are now only two points away from Manchester City and Blackburn Rovers, both joint bottom of the league.

Goals from American Brek Shea and Adam Thomas just before half-time gave Stoke a comfortable cushion, which they never relinquished.

Manchester City’s youngsters were not able to move the side away from the bottom of the table, as their match against Aston Villa on Friday night was postponed.

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